Collanmore Island

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Collanmore Island
Native name: Collainn Mhó
Collanmore Island is located in island of Ireland
Collanmore Island
Collanmore Island
Collanmore Island (Ireland)
Geography
Location Atlantic Ocean
Coordinates 53°49′59″N 9°37′59″W / 53.833°N 9.633°W / 53.833; -9.633Coordinates: 53°49′59″N 9°37′59″W / 53.833°N 9.633°W / 53.833; -9.633
Administration
Province Connacht
County Mayo
Demographics
Population 4 (2011)

Collanmore Island (from Irish: Collainn Mhór) is an island in Clew Bay, County Mayo, Ireland.

Features[edit]

One of the bigger islands in the bay, Collanmore was a base of Les Glénans, a non-profit sailing school. The base taught dinghy and catamaran sailing and sail-boarding. Collanmore enjoys magnificent views of Croagh Patrick and the bay. It is accessed by boat from Rosmoney pier, a few kilometres from Westport, County Mayo. In 2011 there were 4 registered inhabitants of Collanmore Island.

Demographics[edit]

The table below reports data on Collanmore's population taken from Discover the Islands of Ireland (Alex Ritsema, Collins Press, 1999) and the Census of Ireland.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1841 213 —    
1851 215 +0.9%
1861 63 −70.7%
1871 53 −15.9%
1881 59 +11.3%
1891 69 +16.9%
1901 59 −14.5%
1911 39 −33.9%
Year Pop. ±%
1926 21 −46.2%
1936 25 +19.0%
1946 17 −32.0%
1951 19 +11.8%
1956 15 −21.1%
1961 6 −60.0%
1966 0 −100.0%
1971 0 +nan%
Year Pop. ±%
1979 0 +nan%
1981 0 +nan%
1986 0 +nan%
1991 5 +inf%
1996 0 −100.0%
2002 3 +inf%
2006 18 +500.0%
2011 4 −77.8%
Source: Central Statistics Office. "CNA17: Population by Off Shore Island, Sex and Year". CSO.ie. Retrieved October 12, 2016. 

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